Category Archives: Travel Tips

High Kick’s Best of 2015 List

Dining and drinking are always top-of-mind while we travel, so it’s no surprise many of our road trip memories revolve around tables and bar stools. When something especially good catches our attention, we write it down. Now at the end … Continue reading

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Western Parks Part 8: The Way Home

Interstate 70 between Grand Junction and Denver is known as an engineering marvel. It was one of the final sections of the originally planned Interstate Highway System to be completed, the final lanes through Cottonwood Canyon finally being opened to … Continue reading

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Western Parks Part 7: Gunnison and Grand Junction

Our sixth national park of the trip, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, took us back into Colorado. To get there we decided to take a slightly longer but more scenic route. Instead of going north out of Moab to catch … Continue reading

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Western Parks Part 6: Arches

Continued from Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 Tuesday, July 7th we planned an exceptionally full day in Arches National Park. Upon arrival in Moab two days earlier we stopped at the Arches visitor center (because it’s right off the highway) … Continue reading

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Western Parks Part 4: Capitol Reef

Continued from Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Capitol Reef National Park is one of those places that is tough to get a mental grip on. The variety of rock formations is staggering, each one stranger than the next. Look … Continue reading

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Western Parks Part 3: Between Mesa Verde and Capitol Reef

Continued from Part 1 & Part 2 Mesa Verde and Capitol Reef National Parks are less than five hours apart if you go the fastest way, but there’s plenty to see in between, so we made it a two-day transit. … Continue reading

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Western Parks Part 2: Great Sand Dunes to Mesa Verde

Continued from Part 1 The following day was our travel day between Great Sand Dunes and Mesa Verde. It’s only about a four hour drive, so there was no need to rush. Along Highway 160 we crossed the Continental Divide … Continue reading

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